Daniel Rőhn & Francois du Toit: CT Concert Series

Daniel Rőhn & Francois du Toit: CT Concert Series

Daniel Rőhn & Francois du Toit join forces to present a violin and piano concert as part of the Cape Town Concert Series.

A New York Concert Review described Daniel Röhn’s performance as follows:  ‘Mr. Röhn combined technical wizardry, melting musicality, old-world style and panache, and a fair amount of historic edification in his comments, all woven seamlessly together into an utterly perfect evening… Daniel Röhn’s easy and elegant mastery, always with beauty of sound, purity of intonation, and elasticity of phrase was captivating.’

Daniel is known for his talks and celebration of the music of Kreisler which will feature in their programme for the Concert Series.

PROGRAMME:
Brahms: Scherzo from F.A.E. Sonata
Beethoven: “Kreutzer” Sonata
interval
Tartini-Kreisler: Variations on a theme by Corelli
Kreisler: Grave in the style of Bach
Paganini/Kreisler: Caprice No. 20
Suk: Chant d’amour (Song of love) Op.7/1
Hubay: Zephir Op.30/5
Wieniawski/Kreisler: Caprice in A minor
Bloch: Nigun (Improvisation) from ‘Baal Shem’
Sarasate: Zapateado Op.23/2

Venue: Baxter Theatre, 1 Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Cost: R150 to R180

Date: 24 February 2018

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The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Cape Town

The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Cape Town

Being healthy and green has never tasted so good.

Life for a vegetarian or even a vegan isn’t always easy in South Africa. The nation cherishes the thought of a juicy boerewors or well-aged steak sizzling on a braai and almost all restaurants predominately feature meat and fish dishes on their menu. While there are few eateries in Cape Town that offer more than just salads (if that) for vegetarians, surprisingly, pure vegetarian or vegan restaurants do exist .

Plant-based eating, it seems, is gaining major traction in the Mother City, with a slew of quality vegetarian and vegan eateries popping up faster than you can sprout mung beans.

But, while vegetarian cuisine is relatively easy to come by, restaurants that serve strictly vegan food are not. So in search of the best vegetable-focused restaurants in the Mother City, here are the best spots that cater exclusively for vegetarians and vegans.

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The Inconvenience of Wings

The Inconvenience of Wings

The Baxter presents acclaimed writer and director, Lara Foot’s The Inconvenience of Wings, a play that brings bipolar disorder and friendships into the spotlight.

Inspired by author Abraham J Twerski’s book Addictive Thinking, this production is set in a landscape of memory and dreams, and tackles the issues of friendship, dysfunction, addiction and angels. Sara has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; she is compulsive, alive and hates women who know how to make cupcakes. Andrew, her husband, is on a mission to find a cure for her afflictions and Professor James quietly tries to save Andrew from the inconvenience of his wings.

The powerful and poignant drama about friendship, dysfunction, addiction and angels makes for compelling viewing with burning contemporary themes and its devastating effect on the family. Set in a landscape of memory and dreams this play cuts close to the bone for anyone who has suffered mental illness themselves, or has lived with someone who is afflicted. Written and directed by Lara Foot CAST Jennifer Steyn, Andrew Buckland & Mncedisi Shabangu.

Venue: Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: R144 – R180

Date: 13 February 2018 to 3 March 2018

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International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day

February 15, 2018

International Childhood Cancer Day which highlights the need for concerted global actions to address the growing challenge posed by this non-communicable disease. Globally, childhood and adolescent cancer is threatening to overtake infectious diseases, as one of the highest causes of disease-related mortality in children.

It is a day when we come together to continue the work to “Advance Cures and Transform Care” and to make childhood cancer a national and global child health priority.

 

 

Much work remains to be done. According to IARC (2015), the reported worldwide incidence of childhood cancer is increasing, from 165,000 new cases annually to 215,000 cases for children 14 years and younger and 85,000 new cases for 15-19 year-olds. Many more remain uncounted and unreported due to a lack of childhood cancer registries in a large number of countries.

While the number of children with cancer is much less compared to global incidence of adult cancers, the number of lives saved is significantly higher; survival rates in high-income countries reach an average of 84% and are steadily improving even in less-resourced areas of the world where there is local and international support.

The ICCD campaign’s ultimate goal and unified message is “Advance Cures and Transform Care”. This message spotlights the inequities and glaring disparity of access to care in most low- and middle-income countries where 80% of children with cancer live. Children and adolescents in Africa, Asia and Latin America and in parts of Eastern and Southern Europe do not yet have access to appropriate treatment including essential medicines and specialized care. Currently, where one lives often determines one’s ability to survive childhood cancer.

The 188 member organizations of Childhood Cancer International (CCI) in 96 countries as the largest non-profit patient support organization for childhood cancer and the 1000 healthcare professionals from 110 countries who are members of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ask everyone to come together in solidarity to make sure children and adolescents everywhere have the chance to survive cancer and live long, productive and meaningful lives.

“The chance for a cure, the chance to live, should not be an accident of geography. There is nothing scarier than realizing that your child has cancer. However, there is nothing more tragic than knowing that treatment and cure does exist for your particular child’s cancer and with excellent outcomes, BUT… that it is not available for your child. Why? Because your child happens to live in the wrong hemisphere! It is time to take action to stop this cruel atrocity… makes your voices heard on International Childhood Cancer Day and demand from world leaders to ACT and HELP SAVE ALL CHILDREN regardless of where they live!”
(HRH Princess Dina Mired, mother of childhood cancer survivor, President-elect, UICC).

 

For the next 3 years we will build on a campaign to:

  1. Build global awareness that more than 300,000 children each year are diagnosed with cancer.
  2. Build global awareness that many types of childhood cancer are curable if given:
    • The right to early and proper diagnosis;
    • The right to access life-saving essential medicines;
    • The right to appropriate and quality medical treatments, and;
    • The right to follow up care, services and sustainable livelihood opportunities for survivors.
  3. Work towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 to reduce premature mortality one-third by 2030.
    • Too often when it comes to childhood cancer we are faced with a response of “but.”
    • “But” there aren’t enough children to develop new drugs;
    • “But” the treatment is too expensive;
    • “But” there aren’t enough doctors,
    • “But” …

ICCD 2018 Call to Action

The time is now. There can be no more “but.”

On July 6, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a global indicator framework for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Global Health Targets. Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 challenges countries to: “By 2030, reduce by one-third of premature mortality from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and well-being.” Childhood Cancer International agrees that making childhood cancer a national and global child health priority is a critical first step towards reducing premature child mortality 30 percent by 2030, providing a crucial milestone for countries to obtain this United Nation’s goal.

Childhood cancers are often curable but too many children and adolescents have no hope to overcome their disease simply because they were born in a country entrenched in poverty resulting in late diagnosis, lack of access to life-saving essential medicines and appropriate treatment.

There can be no more ‘but.’ All children in the world deserve hope for a cure – no matter where they live – not more excuses. We can no longer sweep this issue “under the rug.” Children are the future of our country and our world. Their vitality is the heartbeat of our world, a shared passion that can unite us because our future as a global community depends on it.

On International Childhood Cancer Day, all members of Childhood Cancer International stand united to make childhood cancer a national and global child health priority to ensure there are adequate resources to meet the basic rights of children with cancer. There can be no more ‘but.’ United together towards a shared vision we can advance cures, transform care, and instill hope. Together we must take action to reduce premature child cancer mortality.

Ruth Hoffman, Global President, Childhood Cancer International

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Lira at Kirstenbosch

Lira at Kirstenbosch

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts presents a live performance by award-winning South African singer-songwriter, Lira.

Lira is an internationally acclaimed multi-platinum selling and 11-time South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist. She describes her music as a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African.

“And Lira is a great crowd pleaser, engaging with her audience and getting them cheering and gyrating.”

Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: R135 – R180

Date: 25 February 2018

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Newlands Spring Market III

Newlands Spring Market III

The Newlands Spring Market returns for 2018!

The Food, Drink, Produce and Brand Experience market returns to the Southern Suburbs after a brilliant Christmas market at the end of 2017.

With the likes of Scheckters Raw, Mac Factory, Tail Gate Foods, Jazzys Pizza, Smith St Paleo, Umami, Chip Factory, Frankees, Colony Cycles, Masala Cafe and many more!

We pride ourselves on the best food, a restaurant experience alongside great music, brilliant drinks, kids areas, doggy day care its a market experience unlike any other in Cape Town.

When: Sun Feb 25 2018 at 09:00 am

Venue: The Newlands Spring Market, The Oval, 3 Main Road, Newlands

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Things to do this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town

Things to do this Valentine’s Day in Cape Town

Adore it or abhor it, you can’t escape the universal day of love. And while Valentine’s Day (14 February, for those who tend to forget) has become an age-old tradition defined by shop-bought red roses, heart-smattered teddy bears and boxes upon boxes of gooey chocolates, your personal Cupid-themed celebration doesn’t have to be quite so cliché. So, if you’re looking to spend Valentine’s Day in Cape Town (or any other amorous special occasion, for that matter), think outside the heart-shaped box and woo him or her with a truly inspired romantic escapade.

 

From incredible dinners and hotel stays to unique couples’ experiences and exclusive promos, here’s our pick of things to do this V-Day in Cape Town.

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SOME MORE ROMANTIC IDEAS AND EVENTS

Keep an eye out for some cool date ideas and a great selection of romantic things to do in Cape Town.

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The Night Garden at Montebello, Open Evening

The Night Garden at Montebello, Open Evening

An evening under the stars at Montebello. Studios, shops and workshops will be open. Food will be on sale. Come for supper, listen to live music and explore what the creative people at Montebello are up to. Free entry. Secure parking.

Venue: Montebello 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700

Date: 8 February 2018, 05:00 PM — 09:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Free entry

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The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts presents a Classical performance by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Regarded as the foremost orchestra in Africa, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, which recently celebrated its centenary in 2014, will once again be performing in this season’s Summer Sunset Concerts. Brandon Phillips will conduct the orchestra with violinist Christina Brabetz in an exciting programme comprising Symphony No 4 (The Italian) by Mendelssohn, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra by Saint-Saens and Symphony No 8 by Dvorak.

“Kirstenbosch is, as always, a fantastic backdrop to any performance, but even more so with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, who transform the beautiful gardens into something magical.” Read Shirley-Anne Bezuidenhout’s review of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: R135 – R180

Date: 11 February 2018

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Water Saving a Worthwhile Investment in Cape Town Property

Water Saving a Worthwhile Investment in Cape Town Property

“Water saving features such as storage tanks, water efficiency devices, and boreholes in particular are unsurprisingly proving to be major selling features in Cape Town South, as property buyers are looking at the water problem as a long-term issue”, says Andre de Villiers, veteran Southern Suburbs real estate agent and owner of the Cape Town South group of four Chas Everitt offices.

“We are accordingly highlighting properties that we are marketing that feature such benefits as they definitely an attraction and we are of the opinion that for those interested in selling their property any such measures are well worth the additional investment to enhance the appeal and increase the competitive appeal and to protect one’s property value. We had a similar situation with load shedding and power saving devices not that long ago but with water-related issues there seems to be a greater value attached as it is not being seen as a temporary problem.”

“Pools are being seen as far less of an advantage and more of a hassle to be dealt with and water-wise gardens are also attracting a lot of positive discussions,” said de Villiers.

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